Firefighters hurt, woman and child escape house destroyed by fire

CREATED Jun. 26, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun. 27, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Three Milwaukee Fire Department firefighters were treated after a fire that destroyed a home in the city.

A woman and at least one child escaped the fire, which happened near the corner of North 34th and West Wright Streets at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday night.

Three firefighters were injured in the fire. One suffered second-degree burns to his calf, the other had a knee injury and the third had heat exhaustion

Imagine waking up to your home, finding it on fire, then seeing that small child trying to snuff out the flames as you try to escape.

Once the smoke cleared, the woman said she lost everything but her life.

"I don't have nobody I don't have anything," said Sabrina Taylor to TODAY'S TMJ4.  "I was asleep.  If I didn't wake up, I would have been dead right now."

A second home also had smoke damage.  The Red Cross was assisting those affected.

There was no initial word on the cause of the fire.